Through singing and learning musical instruments, learners are given the artistic opportunity to develop listening skills, performance experience and fine motor physical dexterity to develop a lifelong passion for music. The skills that music rehearsal and performance give include problem solving, resilience, team work and perseverance: all desirable lifelong skills.
Music lessons are carefully planned to interweave children’s skills and knowledge of music into their topic curriculum. Learners are given the opportunity to explore music in weekly lessons, singing collective worship, as well as working towards larger performances. Music is taught by an experienced music teacher in whole class settings. Children are also given the opportunity to develop instrumental proficiency appropriate to their age both in the classroom and through small group woodwind and brass lessons.
Staff are well trained and regularly monitor children’s progress to ensure that they are engaged in activities that develop their skills and help them grow in confidence. Staff provide many and varied opportunities for children to develop their speech through careful questioning and a range of interesting activities. Children are safe and happy and play well together.